Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and CCV to Offer College to Career Medical Assisting Initiative

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) and Community College of Vermont (CCV) are joining forces in response to challenges in filling positions within the local healthcare workforce by launching an accelerated program to prepare qualified candidates for jobs as Certified Medical Assistants. Enrollment in the 14-week program will be limited to 20 participants. Classes will be held on the CCV Brattleboro campus.

As part of the joint initiative, BMH is providing full scholarships for eight successful applicants to the program. Scholarship recipients will have their CCV tuition waived and will receive supervised clinical practice at BMH.  The eight scholarship recipients will be hired as Medical Assistants at BMH upon successful completion of the program.

CCV will begin accepting applications for the new College to Career Program in June, and the first session of classes will begin on September 12, 2016. The curriculum will consist of a combination of classroom instruction at CCV and hands-on practice.

The first in a series of informational presentations about the new program will be held in the Brew Barry Conference Room #2 on June 7th at 2:00 PM.   Representatives from CCV and BMH will present program details, explain the application process, and discuss the eight scholarship opportunities available. Staff from BMH and CCV, as well as current BMH Medical Assistants, will be on hand to answer questions and provide technical assistance with the application process. This event is free and open to the public.

To Get Started

  1. Schedule a New Student Appointment with advisor Leigh Marthe to discuss your goals and specific steps for enrolling in the BMH / CCV Medical Assisting College to Career program.  Call 802-254-6370 to schedule an appointment.
  2. Fill out a CCV application online at Identify as a Brattleboro student and declare an intent to pursue an associate degree in Medical Assisting. (In order to use most financial aid programs, students are required to enroll as degree students.)
  3. Complete your skills assessment. This assessment is used to help you select the classes most appropriate to your academic skills.  (Official SAT or ACT scores that are less than three years old may be submitted for review instead.)
  4. Fill out the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Scholarship application and submit all necessary transcripts and paperwork.
  5. Consider additional payment options and apply for financial aid (grants, loans, and scholarships).

This scholarship is time sensitive.  Applications will be considered and awarded on a rolling basis. The deadline for scholarship applications is 8/1/2016.

Contact Leigh Marthe at 802-254-6389 for more information.

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  • “I completed my medical assisting certificate at CCV, planning to transfer into VTC’s nursing program. But I found that medical assisting work is a dead right fit for me. I am continuing for my associate in this program.”

    Francoise Kahindo Medical Assisting Student